Saturn turns direct September 18, at 13 degrees of Capricorn after a four and a half month retrograde period. Later in the week Jupiter is in its exact square to Neptune.
Saturn is direct
Saturn retrogrades every year and when it does it can seem like things get stalled, delayed or often don't move forward as expected. This can represent any area of your life but especially business, and work. Saturn rules buildings, corporations, government, structures, bones and teeth to name a few.
As Saturn turns direct it can show you where your boundaries are, and where your focus needs to be. This can also represent a reality check, and Capricorn is a no frills sign. Projects that have been delayed can move forward now
As Saturn turns direct many people feel squeezed, especially those with planets in Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn at 12-14 degrees, and especially after the powerful full moon. and Mars opposition to Neptune last week.
On the world stage, Saturn is opposing the US natal chart Sun. The Sun represents the US President and falls in the 7th house of open enemies. (Sibly chart). What's going on now? Talk of reprisal against Iran who is alleged to have blown up the largest oil refinery in Saudi Arabia. Does the US seem on a decline to much of the world? A great number of people think so.
Now you see it, now you don't
Jupiter squares Neptune for the third and final time this week and is exact September 21, at 12:47PM, EDT. This transit clouds the issues, and Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion. This transit can make us feel good, but it is important to uncover every stone if you are making a serious decision as this can relate to smoke and mirrors, con artists, gas lighting, lies, money and unclear information. Many people are scammed on a transit like this, in business and personal matters.
On the world stage Neptune rules salt water, gasses, oil, deception, drugs, matters connected to different faiths. This aspect distorts and confuses and is very powerful. Neptune can be politically unrealistic and tied to devious or underhanded methods if not outright lies. Jupiter rules religion and money and expands whatever it touches, good or bad. Situations are frequently not as they appear. At best, this can be a compassionate, intuitive, creative and spiritual time, but it is important to keep our feet on the ground.